Bear with me for a minute, because what I am going to say next will seem, at first, to have nothing to do with supermodel, Super Mom and Olympian, Dara Torres.
A friend of mine called me up on the weekend and asked me if I would help him get ‘back into shape’.
You bet. This guy never asks for advice. He is (or at least was) the guy that everyone in the gym went to for help with their strength, speed, body-fat, etc…
Dara Grace Torres (born April 15, 1967) is an American swimmer. She will be the first swimmer from the United States to compete in five Olympics: 1984, 1988, 1992, 2000, and 2008. She will compete in the Beijing Olympic Games in the 50 meter freestyle, 4 x 100 medley relay, and 4 x 100 freestyle relay.
She has won eight Olympic medals, including four golds, and won five medals alone in Sydney in 2000, the Games in which she was the eldest member on the team with her 33 years.
On August 1st, 2007 at the age of 40 (just 15 months after giving birth to her first child), she won gold in the 100 meter freestyle at the U.S. Nationals in Indianapolis, her 14th win at these events.
She then followed that up on August 4th by twice breaking her own American record in the 50 m freestyle, 26 years after she first set the American record at just 15 years old.
So What’s Your Transformation Inspiration?
Can I make a suggestion?
Watch the Olympics!!!
Watch the Olympians.
Listen to their stories:
Years and years of brutal, painful training.
Eating to fuel the body, not to satisfy their sweet-tooth.
Sacrifice and discipline in pursuit of a beautiful goal.
My guy isn’t dreaming of making the Olympics.
His goals are a bit more pedestrian. But, he knows that if Dara Torres, at 41 years of age can set national records and compete in the Olympics, then he CAN transform his body.
And if you need some more inspiration, take a look at the following pictures of British Olympians, swimmer Gregor Tait, triple jumper Phillips Idowu and cyclist Rebecca Romero.
Works of art sculpted out of flesh and bone.
In the next few posts, I will be outlining my plan for transforming my chunky buddy’s pudgy body into a mass of twisted steel and sex appeal